Destroying The Devoid are a band from California that plays a progressive form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Paramnesia" which will be released in August by Unique Leader.
Classical style piano's start off the album along with some orchestra sounds which after mixes in with the heavy and brutal sound that kicks in a few seconds later and it is also gives the music more of a progressive edge and the vocals bring in mostly death metal growls with some black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and technical direction while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and classical guitars are also brought into the music at times.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while t he faster sections of the songs use a great amount of blast beats and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and spoken word samples are also utilized at times and the songs also mix in a great amount of modern prog metal elements and one of the tracks is all instrumental and a couple of the songs also brings in a brief use of clean singing.
Destroying The Devoid plays a musical style that takes the progressive and blackened styles of death metal and mixes them with some orchestra elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes along with the last 3 tracks having a concept to them.
In my opinion Destroying The Devoid are a very great sounding progressive blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy" and "Paramnesia". 8 out of 10.